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Department Administration

Eric Saidel

Eric Saidel

MA Program Advisor; Director of Graduate Studies


Note on advisors: Any core faculty member may serve as a student's advisor. All transfer credit — including study abroad credit — must also be approved through the transfer credit coordinator. A full syllabus must be included in any credit transfer request. 

 

 


Directory

 Avery Archer

Avery Archer

Philosophy of Mind, Action Theory, Moral Psychology

David DeGrazia

David DeGrazia

Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics (especially Bioethics), Personal Identity Theory

Michele Friend

Michele Friend

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of the Environment, Philosophy of Science

 

Prof. Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers

Ethical Theory, Metaethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics, Public Policy

Laura Papish

Laura Papish

Kant (especially Kant's Moral Theory), Contemporary Ethics, History of Ethics

Eric Saidel

Eric Saidel

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Psychology

 

Joseph Trullinger

Joseph Trullinger

Modern Philosophy, 19th-Century Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Gail Weiss

Gail Weiss

Phenomenology and Existentialism, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Literature

Vanessa Wills

Vanessa Wills

Moral, Social and Political Philosophy; 19th-Century German Philosophy (Karl Marx, in particular); Philosophy of Race

Prof. Tad Zawidzki

Tadeusz Zawidzki

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science

 

 

Carter Allen

She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate University/ College: American University and abroad at Aberystwyth University

Graduation date:  2020

Major:  Political Science and Communication Studies

Interests: Extremism, Epistemology, Ethics

Email: [email protected]

 

Rachel Antonizio

She/her

Undergraduate University/ College: University of Rhode Island

Graduation date: 2021

Major: Philosophy and Criminal Justice and Criminology

Interests: Animal Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Ethics and Applied Ethics

Email: [email protected]

 

Sydelle Barreto

they/she

Undergraduate University/ College: Northeastern University

Graduation date: 2018

Major: Political Science and Economics

Interests: feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, critical theory, applied philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

DeShawn Blanding

He/Him

Undergraduate University/ College: North Carolina A&T State University

Graduation date: 2019

Major: Agricultural and Environmental Systems

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Email: [email protected]

 

Logan Broedner

He/Him

Undergraduate University/ College: Boston University

Graduation date: May 2021

Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Interests: Political Theory, Ethics, Classics

Email: [email protected]

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Courtney  Cooperman

she/her

Undergraduate University/ College: Stanford University

Graduation date: 2020

Major: Political Science

Interests: Moral and political philosophy, democratic theory, feminist philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

Clayten Eggleston

He/Him

Undergraduate University/College: University of San Diego

Graduation Date: 2017

Major: Political Science

Interests: social and political philosophy, critical theory, and ethical dilemmas in the nonprofit/NGO sector

Email: [email protected]

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Shayna Federico

Undergraduate University/College: Skidmore College

Graduation Date: 2021

Major: Political Science

Interests: Queer Theory, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy and Film/Popular Culture, Artificial Intelligence Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

Patrick Holt

He/Him

Undergraduate University/College: University of Tampa

Graduation Date: 2019

Major: Government and World Affairs, Philosophy

Interests: Environmental policy/ethics, Political philosophy, Moral philosophy, ethics, Metaphysics

Email: [email protected]

 

Serigne-Abdoulah Kebe

He/Him/His

Undergraduate University/College: College of Wooster

Graduation Date: 2021

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Philosophy, International Development, Health and Wellness

Email: [email protected]

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Angela King

She/her/hers

Undergraduate University/College: Biola University

Graduation Date: 2018

Major: Sociology, with a concentration in Social Work

Interests: Philosophical interests: philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, virtue ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of public spaces Policy interests: prisons, criminal justice and policing, housing, mental health and drug policy, voting rights Non-academic interests: gardens, yoga, theology, cooking, hiking

Email: [email protected]

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Kelley Reierson

She/Her

Undergraduate University/College: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Graduation Date: 2016

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Epistemology,  Metaethics

Email: [email protected]

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Anu Sawhney

She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate University/College: Boston University

Graduation Date: 2020

Major: Philosophy and Political Science

Interests: Philosophy of Disability, Bioethics, & Political Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

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Nzinga Suluki-Bey

she/her/hers

Undergraduate University/College: Guilford College

Graduation Date: 2022

Major: Community & Justice Studies

Interests: Social & Public Policy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality

Email: [email protected]

 

Olivia West

She/her

Undergraduate University/College: Clemson University

Graduation Date: 2020

Major: Political Science

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Queer Theory, Religion & Politics

Email: [email protected]

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Xianghan Zhu

He/Him/His

Undergraduate University/College: Haverford College

Graduation Date: 2019

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Philosophy of language, Taoism, Buddhism, Logic, Philosophy of law

Email: [email protected]